Dog, cat and bat bites
Dog and cat bites are the most common types of animal bite. Here’s what to do if you get bitten, with information about when to get medical help.
Wounds, cuts and grazes
There are many different types of wounds. Some can be caused by an injury or by a cut. Here’s how to look after wounds and cuts yourself and when to get help.
What causes wounds, cuts and grazes?
Information about common causes of wounds, cuts and grazes, including signs and symptoms to look out for.
An injury to the face can be caused by almost anything, such as, falling over, cutting yourself shaving being struck in the face by an object, such as a ball or twig or being assaulted or hit.
Trusted information on a staph infection, including what it is, who is at risk, how you get it, treatment and prevention, plus links to other resources.
Staph skin infection
Information on staph skin infections, what they are, the different types, treatments, prevention and when to get help.
Facial injury treatments
If you have a facial injury, you can easily treat a minor wound or cut. However, a larger or deep wound or cut will need medical attention.
Find out about Australian bat Lyssavirus, and learn how it can be prevented if you are bitten or scratched by a bat.
Open incisional hernia repair
If you have an operation on your abdomen which is closed with stitches, but where the wound does not heal properly, the contents of your abdomen may push through, causing a lump called a hernia.
Laparoscopic incisional hernia repair
An incisional hernia is a weakness in your abdominal wall, which happens when previous wounds do not heal properly. If left untreated, an incisional hernia can cause serious complications.